“The Holy Name”

Collect: The Holy Name

Eternal Father, who didst give thine incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we beseech thee, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, even our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Numbers 6:22-27

Moses, by God’s command, instruct those set aside for priestly ministry to bless Israel, putting God’s own name upon them.

Psalm 8

Galatians 4:4-7

God gives us a new status, as adopted children.

(or Philippians 2:5-11)

Luke 2:15-21

Today’s gospel tells the story of the naming of Mary’s baby, Jesus—“the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb” (Luke 2:21).

A sermon on, The Traditional Catholic Liturgy: “Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.”

Collect: 2nd Sunday of Christmas

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen